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XPX Informed Inclusion Group

The XPX Informed Inclusion effort is designed to help our multi-disciplinary community of professional advisors explore the challenges of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging--in our lives, our businesses, our clients and our communities.

All are welcome to our monthly programs which currently take the form of book discussions! The leaders of this effort presently are Laura Liss and John Weber from XPX’s Chicago chapter. More Book Club leaders, especially those who self-identify as diverse, are strongly encouraged to email Laura Liss if they have an interest in getting involved (laura@lisslamar.com) or you may volunteer live during the Zoom meeting. Please also contact Laura Liss with any other questions about the Book Club.


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Upcoming Informed Inclusion Events

Book Club Blog

We welcome posts from all XPX Members!

  • January 22, 2021 2:54 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Here's the poll we took at the launch in January 2021 of this new book club. Upcoming meetings will feature the most requested books from this poll. Over time new books may be added and the list may be adapted:

    • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi - 14
    • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Elizabeth Wilkerson - 13
    • White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin Diangelo - 11
    • The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America (multiple authors) - 9
    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander - 7
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 7
    • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall - 6
    • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein - 6
    • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad - 5
    • Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson - 5
    • Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis - 5
    • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin - 4
    • All In: The Fight for Democracy, a documentary on Prime by Stacey Abrams - 4
    • Unconscious Bias in Schools: A developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism - 3
    • 13th, a documentary on Netflix by Eva DuVernay - 3
    • How to Talk to Strangers, by Malcom Gladwell - 2
    • This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon - 1
    • Behold the Dreamers: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue - 1
    • You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey, by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar - 1
    • Notes of a Native Son - James Baldwin - 0

    Have questions or want to recommend another book? The Book Club leaders presently are Laura Liss and John Weber from XPX’s Chicago chapter. More Book Club leaders, especially those who self-identify as diverse, are strongly encouraged to email Laura Liss if they have an interest in getting involved (laura@lisslamar.com) or you may volunteer live during the Zoom meeting. Please also contact Laura Liss with any other questions about the Book Club.

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